Installations

GTM Research notes geographical expansion of U.S. energy storage

The company reports that 21 states have at least 20 MW of energy storage projects proposed, under construction or already in place.

Port of Oakland signs sub-4 cent contract for solar power

Last week, port commissioners voted to buy $8.9 million of solar power from a Southern California solar plant, which it plans to re-sell to tenants of the port.

U.S. solar produced $154 billion in economic activity for 2016

A new interactive map from The Solar Foundation allows visitors to see the impact of the solar industry at state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district level for the United States in 2016 .

Alaska doubles solar capacity in 2016

The Land of the Midnight Sun doesn’t qualify as a state poised for explosive solar growth yet. But with a doubling of installations in one year and solar installers flourishing, it could be a state to hold in the back of your mind for the future.

GCL Energy receives $60 million for 84 MW solar portfolio in North Carolina

With the help of CIT Group, the China-based company hopes to kickstart its U.S. solar portfolio with this first infusion of cash.

Texas utility proposes bizarre fixed charges for solar customers

Under Oncor’s proposal, its customers who have PV installed would pay a fixed charge every month based on their historical demand – unless their residential bill would be higher under standard rates.

Guest Post: Nation’s Largest City-Owned Utility Uses Equity Metrics to Ensure All Residents Have Clean Energy

This post originally appeared on the Environmental Defense Fund’s Energy Exchange blog. It is reprinted here with permission.

Massachusetts finalizes successful SREC 2 program extension

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has officially finalized the extension of its Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC-2), completing a process that started in September.

GE brings 17 MW to life in Northeast

Through its subsidiary Current, the conglomerate announced yesterday that it has signed agreements for 13 new projects totaling 17 MW of capacity across six states in the Northeast. These projects are in addition to a previously announced eight projects announced by the company’s subsidiary.

Swinerton’s SOLV adopts QOS O&M analytics software

O&M service provider SOLV will utilize QOS Energy’s Qantum analytics software to monitor and support over 1 GW of solar PV plants in the United States.

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